Systems Administrator

April 22, 2024
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Your Role and Responsibilities

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!


Are you an experienced Systems Administrator? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference in fast growing enterprise-level DevSecOps platform? Does designing, developing, implementing, operating, managing DevSecOps get you excited? Are you motivated to learn and challenge yourself and your team in new skills and tasks? This is an exciting opportunity to bring your critical skills to our customer's most challenging problems. You will help develop and evolve a DevSecOps platform to support DoD code development, operate and maintain existing systems, improve performance, and harden and monitor our security posture. We are searching for a mid-level systems Admin with fresh ideas, who strives to make an impact, and enjoys collaborating on a cross functional team to meet our customer's needs.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions.

Program Mission

The Digital Analytics, Infrastructure and Technology Advancement (DAiTA) Group is the Naval Air Warfare Center- Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD) center of excellence and point-of-entry for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) of the synthetic battlespace environment, modeling and simulation, aircraft prototyping, instrumentation and experimentation, electronic warfare and cyberwarfare and provides the associated laboratories, facilities and infrastructure to support research, development, testing, training, systems evaluation and experimentation. This specific opportunity supports the NAWC DevSecOps platform. Through research, data analysis, requirements gathering, enterprise system development, and end-user support, we are expanding and supporting the DevSecOps capabilities to DoD users. Supporting DevSecOps for an enterprise that could reach 50,000 users across all Services and Agencies requires expertise in many skills sets, such as Application Support, Customer Service, Site Reliability, Cloud Services, Infrastructure Support, System Administration.

Years of Experience : 5 years of experience or more

Education : BA/BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or another related field or 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree

Location : Remote

Clearance : DoD Secret


The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world's relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on- premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Specialists are responsible for keeping up with these latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Ability to work as a collaborative member of a high profile team
  • Experience operating and maintaining security hardened RHEL systems
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of DevSecOps tools (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)
  • Experience analyzing, tuning, and improving performance, reliability, security
  • Experience with DoD STIG checklists
  • Experience with DoD Risk Management Framework
  • Experience installing and configuring software
  • Experienced with Linux command line
  • Ability to program and script using one or more languages (Python, Ansible, Java, C++)
  • Security certification (CompTIA Security+, CISSP) or the ability to obtain it within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Must be able to work 2-3 days per week onsite in Alexandria VA.
  • Clearance : Active DOD Secret
  • Preferred Technical and Professional Experience • Experience with software containerization • Experience with VMWare • Experience triaging and working customer tickets • Advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments • Strong written and oral communication skills • Microsoft Office proficiency

    Required Education


    Preferred Education

    Bachelor's Degree

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